The Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Service will be holding training for the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program to be held September through November. The EMFV program is designed to provide volunteers the opportunity to support Family and Consumer Sciences agents with food-related programming.

Volunteers with the EMFV program will receive a core curriculum of 30 hours of training and will then shadow the FCS agent for 30 hours during their first year. Training includes topics related to cooking, nutrition, food safety, and food systems.

Volunteers will be able to provide support to the FCS agent’s food-related programming, including assisting with cooking, nutrition education, and food safety classes, and conducting food demonstrations at farmers’ markets. Individuals who are passionate about food, cooking, and local food, as well as community members who currently volunteer or participate in Cooperative Extension programs are encouraged to join. The cost of the program is $30. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 1. Sign up by contacting the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office at 910-253-2610.

For more information about the program, contact Morgan McKnight at 910-547-5589 or morgan_mcknight@ncsu.edu.